Xbox Series X Priced at $499; Pre-orders Begin Sept. 22

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Xbox Series X, Series S

Microsoft has officially priced its next generation console at $499 USD, and will begin taking pre-orders for the Xbox Series X on Sept. 22, 2020, for a Nov. 10 launch. Those who want to use Xbox All Access can pay $34.99 USD a month for 24 months to buy the system.

The Xbox Series X site has a host of details about the system’s specs: The console will boast 12 teraflops of power, true 4K resolution, up to 120 FPS, and a 1 terabyte custom SSD. It also touts Microsoft’s Velocity Architecture for enhanced performance speed. The company says this new architecture will allow for decreased loading times, as well as the ability to jump seamlessly between different titles to resume where you last left off.

While Halo: Infinite will no longer launch with the console, Microsoft does have a handful of titles ready to go on Nov. 10, including Yakuza 7: Like a Dragon, Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, and Gears Tactics, as well as pretty much everything on Xbox Game Pass.

“The future of gaming has never been more inspiring,” writes Phil Spencer, head of Xbox. “Creativity in games is flourishing. New services empower you to discover more games—and bring you closer to the games and creators and streamers you love. The cloud creates a massive opportunity to stream console-quality games and play with the people you want, wherever you want. And for many of us, nothing is more inspiring than the dawn of a new console generation.”

The Xbox Series S will also begin taking pre-orders Sept. 22, and that system retails for $299 USD, or $24.99 a month for 24 months using All Access.

What are you most excited about for the Xbox Series X? Which games are you looking forward to getting your hands on?

About Leah McDonald

Leah's been playing video games since her brother first bought an Atari back in the 1980s and has no plans to stop playing anytime soon. She enjoys almost every genre of game, with some of her favourites being Final Fantasy Tactics, Shadow of the Colossus, Suikoden II and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Leah lives on the East Coast with her husband and son.